Directed by Chiang Tai and starring Chen Hsiu-Chen, Hsi Hsiang and Chin Ling Chih.
Yun Chung Lung, also known as Prince 3, is a golden dragon deity. He is banished to the human world as penitence for causing catastrophic flooding during a battle with another, evil dragon. Lung, now in human form and aided by a young, lovestruck couple, takes on the devils causing problems in the kingdom, including one flesh-hungry villain disguised as an ill, old lady.
Also known as MOTHER GODDESS VS THE SEA DEMON, this Taiwanese fantasy production uses stock footage from THE FOUNDING OF THE MING DYNASTY (1971) and EXORCISING SWORD (1975), music purloined from the likes of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) and is of most interest when giant monsters take centre stage. These creatures include a colossal, red-haired, fanged demon-dude with reptilian hands & feet, a massive white ape, two serpentine (marionette) dragons, a bat-eared lake monster that resembles a kind of gigantic gill-man, a large (puppet) cobra, a huge, humanoid monster with long white hair and bulging eyes, plus various giant, floating heads!
These beasties, mainly men-in-suit creations, possess varied powers, including the ability to breath flame, shoot electrical power beams from their eyes and, at one point, flip from one monster form to another.
Miniature sets get flooded, cel animated energy bolts fill the screen, suicide is treated very lightly, the human drama moments tend to drag and, generally, the movie comes across as a cheap, sometimes plodding merging of fairy tale, sub-Toho kaiju flick and baffling mythological yarn.